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The Resource Virtue signaling and other heresies : selected writings from Whatever 2013-2018, John Scalzi

Virtue signaling and other heresies : selected writings from Whatever 2013-2018, John Scalzi

Label
Virtue signaling and other heresies : selected writings from Whatever 2013-2018
Title
Virtue signaling and other heresies
Title remainder
selected writings from Whatever 2013-2018
Statement of responsibility
John Scalzi
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For twenty years now--yes, twenty--John Scalzi has been writing on his blog Whatever, writing about, well, whatever: Politics, writing, cats, the internet and the great social and cultural events of our times. In that time he's gone from being just another crank online to being a bestselling, award-winning crank, i.e., the very best kind of crank there is. With Virtue Signaling and Other Heresies, Scalzi looks back on the years 2013 through 2018. In this volume, Scalzi delves through the final term of Obama and the ushering in of the Trump years, surveys the increasingly-hostil online landscape, goes to the movies, and talks on subjects ranging from #MeToo to the teachers who shaped him growing up. Through it all, Scalzi's distinct voice -- funny, sarcastic, passionate, sometimes angry, and honed by two decades of daily writing served up to hundreds of thousands of readers monthly--is on full display"--Jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scalzi, John
Dewey number
818/.069
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.C256
LC item number
V57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scalzi, John
  • American essays
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • Essays
  • Nonfiction
Label
Virtue signaling and other heresies : selected writings from Whatever 2013-2018, John Scalzi
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • And now, a small example of what a generation gap looks like
  • Why I don't drink or use drugs
  • Why my wife is amazing, part 73,592
  • Will humans survive?
  • Women and geekdom
  • Wonder Woman: a smash, possibly in different ways than you think
  • It's all beautiful and nothing lasts
  • Apologies: what, when and how
  • Art and entertainment and Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  • Batman v Superman, and its reviews
  • A book sale at the cost of your conscience
  • Born that way, or not
  • Boycotts, creators and me
  • A brief phone text conversation between me and my daughter
  • But doctor, I am Pagliacci
  • The Cinemax theory of racism
  • Oh, hey, it's time for another one of those author introductions
  • Dear GOP: we can't save you if you won't save yourself
  • Disorganized thoughts on free speech, Charlie Hebdo, religion and death
  • Dylann Roof and the denial of racism
  • Eight things about Donald Trump
  • 18
  • Enjoying problematic things
  • Facebook and your friends
  • Free speech or not
  • The four levels of discrimination (and you) (and me, too)
  • Frightened, ignorant and cowardly is no way to go through life, son
  • Standard responses to online stupidity
  • Genius and master
  • Getting lucky with college costs
  • Ghlaghghee 2003-2015
  • Trump, the GOP, and the fall
  • The greatest of all time
  • Guilt, mine, and paying it forward, me
  • Guilty pleasures
  • Hamilton, and thoughts on the Uncanny Valley of musicals
  • Harry Potter and the initially dismissive but ultimately appreciative fan
  • Harvey Weinstein and other abusers
  • About that march
  • Henry Rollins shows his ass, gets told, owns it
  • Here's a quarter
  • Hillary Clinton, considered in herself
  • How I knew I'd made it
  • How not to talk about your money, very rich edition
  • In which I rank the months, because why not
  • Incels and other misogynists
  • In which I select a current GOP presidential candidate to vote for, 2015 edition
  • It's over, Bernie Sanders fans. Let it go
  • Jaqueline Kahn
  • Activism, and whether I do it
  • Jian Ghomeshi and the women he knew
  • John Boehner's stepping down
  • Trump, and his jokes, and you
  • Loathing is a strong word to apply to one's self
  • Me and Republicans
  • Meet Keith Johnson
  • The moral shambles that is our president
  • Mortality
  • My day in a wheelchair
  • My endorsement for president, 2016: Hillary Clinton
  • Adulthood and what being a friend means now
  • My non-spoilery review of The force awakens
  • My personal feminism
  • The new year and the bend of the arc
  • Off with their comments
  • Oliver Sacks and public individuals at the close
  • On being an egotistical jackass
  • On the matter of empathy for horrible people
  • The 1% of problems
  • People are the problem and they pretty much always will be
  • A personal history of libraries
  • The aftermess
  • Police and me and Philando Castile
  • The poverty "state of mind"
  • Pronouns
  • Punching Nazis
  • A Q & A for the post-Weinstein era
  • Tump is a racist. Stop pretending otherwise
  • Raising strong women
  • The reputational reset, or not
  • A season in the show
  • A short review of Ghostbusters and a longer pummel of manboys
  • Always and never
  • Some musings on Avengers: infinity war
  • Speech, conversation, debate, engagement, communication
  • Steubenville and CNN and the rest
  • Suddenly, nostalgia
  • That New York magazine cover
  • There shall your heart be also
  • These are a few of my favorite things, on tiers
  • A thing not to do when you're smart
  • This new America
  • Thoughts and prayers
  • An anti-feminist walks into a bar: a play in five acts
  • Thoughts on A wrinkle in time
  • 20 years
  • 2017, word counts and writing process
  • The University of Chicago, trigger warnings and safe spaces
  • Utopias
  • The ways the Scalzi women are better than me: an incomplete list
  • Weinstein, Ratner, Toback, etc
  • Who's cool and who's not
  • Why the ACA matters to me
  • Why I didn't go to Bennington College
Control code
ocn1054829817
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • Signed edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
429 pages
Isbn
9781596068940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Virtue signaling and other heresies : selected writings from Whatever 2013-2018, John Scalzi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • And now, a small example of what a generation gap looks like
  • Why I don't drink or use drugs
  • Why my wife is amazing, part 73,592
  • Will humans survive?
  • Women and geekdom
  • Wonder Woman: a smash, possibly in different ways than you think
  • It's all beautiful and nothing lasts
  • Apologies: what, when and how
  • Art and entertainment and Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  • Batman v Superman, and its reviews
  • A book sale at the cost of your conscience
  • Born that way, or not
  • Boycotts, creators and me
  • A brief phone text conversation between me and my daughter
  • But doctor, I am Pagliacci
  • The Cinemax theory of racism
  • Oh, hey, it's time for another one of those author introductions
  • Dear GOP: we can't save you if you won't save yourself
  • Disorganized thoughts on free speech, Charlie Hebdo, religion and death
  • Dylann Roof and the denial of racism
  • Eight things about Donald Trump
  • 18
  • Enjoying problematic things
  • Facebook and your friends
  • Free speech or not
  • The four levels of discrimination (and you) (and me, too)
  • Frightened, ignorant and cowardly is no way to go through life, son
  • Standard responses to online stupidity
  • Genius and master
  • Getting lucky with college costs
  • Ghlaghghee 2003-2015
  • Trump, the GOP, and the fall
  • The greatest of all time
  • Guilt, mine, and paying it forward, me
  • Guilty pleasures
  • Hamilton, and thoughts on the Uncanny Valley of musicals
  • Harry Potter and the initially dismissive but ultimately appreciative fan
  • Harvey Weinstein and other abusers
  • About that march
  • Henry Rollins shows his ass, gets told, owns it
  • Here's a quarter
  • Hillary Clinton, considered in herself
  • How I knew I'd made it
  • How not to talk about your money, very rich edition
  • In which I rank the months, because why not
  • Incels and other misogynists
  • In which I select a current GOP presidential candidate to vote for, 2015 edition
  • It's over, Bernie Sanders fans. Let it go
  • Jaqueline Kahn
  • Activism, and whether I do it
  • Jian Ghomeshi and the women he knew
  • John Boehner's stepping down
  • Trump, and his jokes, and you
  • Loathing is a strong word to apply to one's self
  • Me and Republicans
  • Meet Keith Johnson
  • The moral shambles that is our president
  • Mortality
  • My day in a wheelchair
  • My endorsement for president, 2016: Hillary Clinton
  • Adulthood and what being a friend means now
  • My non-spoilery review of The force awakens
  • My personal feminism
  • The new year and the bend of the arc
  • Off with their comments
  • Oliver Sacks and public individuals at the close
  • On being an egotistical jackass
  • On the matter of empathy for horrible people
  • The 1% of problems
  • People are the problem and they pretty much always will be
  • A personal history of libraries
  • The aftermess
  • Police and me and Philando Castile
  • The poverty "state of mind"
  • Pronouns
  • Punching Nazis
  • A Q & A for the post-Weinstein era
  • Tump is a racist. Stop pretending otherwise
  • Raising strong women
  • The reputational reset, or not
  • A season in the show
  • A short review of Ghostbusters and a longer pummel of manboys
  • Always and never
  • Some musings on Avengers: infinity war
  • Speech, conversation, debate, engagement, communication
  • Steubenville and CNN and the rest
  • Suddenly, nostalgia
  • That New York magazine cover
  • There shall your heart be also
  • These are a few of my favorite things, on tiers
  • A thing not to do when you're smart
  • This new America
  • Thoughts and prayers
  • An anti-feminist walks into a bar: a play in five acts
  • Thoughts on A wrinkle in time
  • 20 years
  • 2017, word counts and writing process
  • The University of Chicago, trigger warnings and safe spaces
  • Utopias
  • The ways the Scalzi women are better than me: an incomplete list
  • Weinstein, Ratner, Toback, etc
  • Who's cool and who's not
  • Why the ACA matters to me
  • Why I didn't go to Bennington College
Control code
ocn1054829817
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • Signed edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
429 pages
Isbn
9781596068940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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